Prime Minister Theresa May: "I'm a Proud Supporter of Israel"

(Jewish News-UK) British Prime Minister Theresa May told a Jewish audience attending a Rosh Hashanah reception at 10 Downing Street that she is a "proud supporter of Israel." Ahead of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, she said, "It is absolutely right that we should mark the vital role that Britain played a century ago in helping to create a homeland for the Jewish people." May also said she would "actively encourage" use of the newly-adopted working definition of anti-Semitism put forward by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance by the "police, legal profession, universities and other public bodies." The IHRA definition expands the actions and comments that can be considered anti-Semitic to include criticism of Israel.

2017-09-15 00:00:00

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